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AYR – Professor Charles Withers – Mapping Scotland’s Islands

28th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Scotland’s Geographer Royal presents a richly illustrated talk examining and illuminating the mapping of Scotland’s islands, from their first infrequent cartographic appearances in the late sixteenth century to the commonplace mapping (and computer-led cartographic obliteration) of the country’s islands in the twenty-first century. His talk will suggest that mapping Scotland’s islands has not been a straightforward task. For what, after all, is an island? And what a map?

Tickets are available on the night, at the door and online via Eventbrite from one month before until midday the day before a talk. If booking a Tiso or RSGS member ticket please be sure to bring your card(s) along.  Thank you.

RSGS Inspiring People talks are open to all. We are pleased to say that this year’s talks programme is being run in partnership with Tiso, the outdoor retail specialist. Entry is £10 for adults, £8 for Tiso Outdoor Experience cardholders, and free for RSGS members, students and U18s


Royal Scottish Geographical Society
01738 455050


Council Chambers, Ayr Town Hall
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